When do I start losing fat?
In our last lecture on the subject of losing weight, we got a very interesting question: At what point in training do you go to the fat reserves? This question is easy to answer: from the beginning. We always burn carbohydrates and fat in parallel. However, the proportions shift depending on the pace you set. You can find out more about the optimal pace in this article.
A second important point is your supply of your muscles with carbohydrates, the glycogen. If these stores are full, it takes longer until the proportion shifts in favor of the fats. Nevertheless, you burn fat even then, just less. Fasting workouts are an option, but we only recommend them to trained athletes, and even then only with caution.
In general, it should be noted that a mild energy deficit is required for the long-term successful loss of body fat. This should be a maximum of ten percent of your energy needs, as losing weight too quickly will have negative consequences: Loss of muscle mass, disruption of hormonal regulatory circuits, nervous thinness and complete loss of motivation to do this to yourself any longer.
Especially for health athletes, strength training (with endurance training) has proven to be the ideal means for losing body fat. Not from an energetic point of view, strength training actually consumes little energy, but for the following reasons:
1) The built-up muscle mass needs more energy
2) The hormonal processes in the body are optimized
3) The training trains body awareness
If you don't have much time and don't want to go to the gym, a combination of two functional fits and 2 long walks per week is ideal.
Of course, the recommendation can be completely different for each individual. If you have any questions, please contact us: email@example.com